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Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk for the Cure: Items to Build for Fundraiser

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Blog series by Jonathan updated 07-21-2010 05:30 PM 7 parts 6768 reads 29 comments total

Part 1: What items to build for fundraising auction?

06-16-2010 12:28 AM by Jonathan | 13 comments »

My wife will be traveling out to San Diego in the middle of November to participate in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure walk. In order to be an entrant, she has to raise several thousand dollars through donations. One of her coworkers is planning a fundraising event to be held at a local restaurant sometime next month. There will be an auction at the event, with all the proceeds going directly to the walkathon. I would like to build a few things that can be auctioned-off to help ra...

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Part 2: First Item: Cherry, Walnut, and Curly Maple Cutting Board

06-18-2010 07:15 PM by Jonathan | 1 comment »

The first item I have started making for the upcoming auction is a cutting board made of curly maple at the center, with walnut in the middle, and cherry at the outer edge. Here is a picture of the glue-up, using 14-clamps, not all of which are visible here: Here’s another picture, fresh out of the clamps without anything done to the board: There are a few things that will be cleaned up before the board is finished. There is a gouge in the curly maple that you may notic...

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Part 3: A Theme for the Auction Items: "Pink at Heart"

06-18-2010 07:46 PM by Jonathan | 7 comments »

I have decided to title the series of items for the auction: “Pink at Heart.” I came up with the idea this morning, after deciding I was going to buy some Pink Lyptus to incorporate into the items I’m making for the fundraising auction for the 3-Day Walk for the Cure my wife will be participating in during the month of November, held in San Diego, CA. I dug through about 100-BF of 4/4 Pink Lyptus this morning at the lumber store to find a single board that I thought wo...

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Part 4: Next item to make: Several sets of coasters, maybe?

06-20-2010 11:27 PM by Jonathan | 3 comments »

This might not actually be the next item I make for the auction, but I think I will be making a set of coasters for the auction. I may not make them next because I think coasters would be an excellent use of scrap wood since they’d be made up of smaller pieces. So, I might wait until I cut a bit of the pink lyptus up for other auction items first. Then I can use the cut offs for the coasters instead of cutting a new section off the plank. I think I’m going to run a pink s...

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Part 5: Soap dishes... do I hear soap dishes?!

06-26-2010 04:06 AM by Jonathan | 3 comments »

The next items I will begin building for the fundraising auction will be soap dishes. Jordan and his wife have generously donated some of the their soaps for the cause. Thanks Jordan! So, I will be pairing up some of the soap with its own soap dish. Some of the other soaps will be sold as standalone items, with those proceeds adding to the bottom line of the fundraiser. During a visit to the lumber supply store a while back, I found some red oak trim in the scrap bin. Not knowing wha...

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Part 6: Soap Dish Update

06-27-2010 05:49 PM by Jonathan | 0 comments »

OK, I figured out how I’m going to be making the 3-trim-based soap dishes. I decided to cut off half the grooves. I kept the side that had 4-evenly spaced half-round grooves to it. I very carefully stood the trim pieces on end and ripped half of it off at a time on the tablesaw. I basically had the blade raised about 2” above the table, cutting half the grooves off at a time, running each board through twice (if that makes sense). This reduced the thickness of each trim piec...

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Part 7: Progress Update on the Fundraising Items

07-21-2010 05:30 PM by Jonathan | 2 comments »

I haven’t posted anything in a while regarding the progress on the projects I’m making for my wife’s fundraiser coming up next week, so I thought I might do that. The curly maple, walnut, and cherry cutting board/serving board is almost finished. I lost track of how many coats of mineral oil it has now seen. I’ve stepped my coats back to once a day. Another day or two, then it’ll get a final rubdown of George’s Club House Wax for the finishing touch. ...

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